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Domain Registrations, Transfers, Renewals
1. How do I register a domain name and sign up for hosting at the same time?
Go to our online order page and select the "New Domain" radio button. Your hosting account will be set up and your domain name will be registered. You will receive a Welcome email from us with all the information you need to get started. Your domain name will take from 24 to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet. In the meantime, you can publish your site using the IP address that you receive in the Welcome email.
2. I already own a domain name, how do I host it with LinuxWebHost?
Go to our order online page and choose the "I will handle my registration" radio button. You will then need to update the name server records to point to the LinuxWebHost name servers. This is called a "domain name transfer."
3. Do you support third level domains (name.yourdomain.com)?
We do not support subdomains.
4. I want to change my domain name. Is it too late to change it?
Once you register a domain name, you cannot "un-register" it. If you find that the domain name you chose no longer suits your needs, you should register another domain name. We can then rename your account to match your new domain name. The domain name you originally registered will continue to be registered to you until the end of the registration period. Registration fees are non-refundable.
5. What is domain parking?
Parked domain names are domain names that point to an existing site. You can park as many domain names under your account as you want at no charge. All email addressed to a parked domain will come to the default email address on your main account. Parked domains do not have their own IP address or control panel.
6. How do I park another domain name on my account?
Log in to your Control Panel, click on the Add Domain icon, then click on the Add Parked Domain button.
7. How do I transfer my domain registration to LinuxWebHost?
Submit your request to support@linuxwebhost.com. The domain registration transfer fee is $20.00. Before you send us your transfer request, you must contact the current registrar and have them unlock the domain, have them, if necessary, update the email address for the registrant and administrative contacts on the current domain Whois records and have them advise the domain authorization code. We must submit the authorization code with our registration transfer request.
8. What does it mean to transfer a domain?
It simply means that you are changing your domain name to point to our servers. Once the change has been made, entering your domain name into a web browser will take you to your website hosted on our servers. In order to transfer your domain you must go to the registrar where you purchased your domain name and have them update your records. We will gladly help you handle your domain name transfer.
9. What is domain propagation?
When a visitor types your domain name into the location bar of his web browser, his request is referred to a name server that indicates the physical location (the IP address) of your domain on the Internet. When your site location changes to a new IP address, or when a new domain name is added, name servers around the world must be notified of the change. This process is referred to as propagation. Propagation usually takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. During this period, if you are transferring your domain, some name servers will refer to the old location of your site and some to the new location. Therefore, a visitor accessing your site may be directed to either the old or new location. That's why it is best to cancel your old hosting company after the name server changes have propagated.
10. What is the difference between a domain name transfer and a domain registration transfer?
They are very different. A registration transfer means you are changing registrars. A domain name transfer means that you are merely updating your domain name server records at your current registrar to point it to our servers. Domain registration transfers incur a one-time $20.00 fee.
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